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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Volume 17, Issue 9 (May-1 2020) – 367 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) There are many reasons why an individual may choose to practice a vegetarian diet, including [...] Read more. There are many reasons why an individual may choose to practice a vegetarian diet, including religious beliefs, ethical considerations, perceived health benefits, or philosophical beliefs. As with all high-performance athletes, basic dietary requirements must be met as well as health and performance needs in order to ensure optimal performance. Creatine is naturally found in animal tissues such as meats, fish, and poultry. As a result, its intake is lower among vegetarian athletes. The minimum level of creatine supplementation required for vegetarians to prevent decreased creatine stores is about 1 gram per day. Overall, creatine supplementation has the ability to increase performance in vegetarians as well as omnivores; however, the research is not conclusive on whether this results in a greater increase in performance for vegetarians than their omnivore peers. View this paper